Phi, the Golden Section:
“In the beginning was the Word.” Phi is the mystic number, the logos, the only “true” proportion that binds two extremes in a simultaneous unity. It is the irrational, indivisible bond, called Love by Plato, that holds Creator and Creation together in time and space. This lecture discusses the metaphysics of this function and its ubiquity in geometry, music, art, and nature. Author William Irwin Thompson is founder of the Lindisfarne Association.
The Lindisfarne Tapes are selected recordings of presentations and conversations at the Lindisfarne Fellows’ meetings. In March of 2013 William Thompson granted permission to the Schumacher Center for a New Economics to transfer the talks from the old reel-to-reel tapes to digital format so that they could be posted online and shared freely. Reposting should include acknowledgment of williamirwinthompson.org.
Learn more about the Lindisfarne Tapes here.